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Brene Brown: The Call to Courage

Sandra Restrepo

5 mins

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In this filmed lecture, social work researcher and lecturer Brené Brown discusses the importance and surprising power of vulnerability.


Brene Brown: The Call to Courage

Brene Brown: The Call to Courage

by Sandra Restrepo


Many of us think of vulnerability as being synonymous with weakness. But Brené Brown is here to tell us that true vulnerability takes an incredible amount of strength.

Brené Brown is a researcher in social work and a New York Times bestselling author, whose discussion of vulnerability became one of the most-viewed TED Talks online. This documentary features Brown opening up about what personal experiences as well as her research career have taught her about the importance of embracing vulnerability.

We are often encouraged to hide our negative experiences and emotions. Becoming comfortable with stressful, embarrassing moments without running away from the world, takes a lot of internal work. But by accepting shame and vulnerability as a normal part of life, we can start to live more wholeheartedly.

Favorite quote

Vulnerability is hard, scary, and feels dangerous. But it's not as hard, scary or dangerous as getting to the end of our lives and having to ask ourselves, 'What if I would have shown up?'

- Brené Brown

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